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ASRock Beebox: fanless mini PC with Intel Braswell, USB type-C

ASRock plans to launch a small desktop computer with a low-power Intel Celeron N3000 dual-core processor and passive cooling (which means no noisy fans). It’s called the ASRock Beebox, and according to Hungarian website iPon, it’ll probably be available in select markets starting in June or July. The Beebox is about the same size as […]

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Intel pushes Atom, Braswell, and Core M chips for tablets and 2-in-1 laptops

Intel is taking low-power computing seriously these days. In fact, the company now offers 3 different lines of chips aimed at low-power tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks: the Intel Atom x5 and x7 “Cherry Trail” family, the Intel Celeron and Pentium “Braswell” family, and the Intel Core M “Broadwell Y” family. All of these chips use 6 […]

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Intel’s low-power Braswell chips are now shipping

As expected, Intel has announced that it’s now shipping low-power Celeron and Pentium processors based on “Braswell” architecture. These chips replace the Bay Trail-M chips that have been popular in low-cost Chromebooks and Windows laptops for the past year or two. Braswell chips could be used in other notebooks, 2-in-1 devices, and small, low-power desktops. The […]

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Meet the first Intel Braswell low-power processors

Intel is expanding its line of low-power processors for tablets, notebooks, and energy efficient laptops with the introduction of the first chips based on its “Braswell” platform. CPU World has details about four of the first members of the Braswell family, including Celeron and Pentium chips with 6 watt or lower TDPs. Braswell chips should offer […]

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Lilbits (3-06-2015): Will you need a Nexus 6 to use Google’s cellular network?

Google plans to launch a wireless network soon — but it won’t be a rival to AT&T or Verizon. Instead, Google’s Sundar Pichai has said it’ll be a small-scale effort to test new technology that lets phones seamlessly transition from WiFi to 4G LTE. How small scale? Well, it’s not clear what geographic markets the […]

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Intel’s next-gen tiny desktop PCs coming in 2015 (leaked roadmap)

Intel’s NUC line of computers are tiny desktop systems which pack most of the power of a full-sized PC into a package you can hold in one hand. According to leaked documents obtained by Fanless Tech, Intel’s next-gen NUC systems should start to hit the streets in early 2015. The new “Rock Canyon” line of […]

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Intel unveils Intel Braswell chips for cheap laptops, new Bay Trail chips for $99 tablets

Intel’s low-power Bay Trail and Haswell processors are already popular options among budget notebook and tablet makers. But the company is promising its next-gen chips will offer better performance and lower power consumption, while still targeting devices that sell for under $500. The new chips, code-named Braswell, will be available as a low-cost, low-power alternative […]